Thursday, November 17, 2011

::fAveritte creations:: {giveaway!}

My name is Amy Averitte (pronounced like favorite without the f)...which is why I decided to name my biz fAveritte creations! I love to work with color and patterns on fabric. I allow the fabric to encourage me in what I should create with it.

All of my creations are my own and not from any patterns. This makes them such unique gifts! I love to just lay out my piece of fabric and draw out my creation with a Sharpie marker which indeed makes each piece one of a kind and no two will be exactly alike.

I first learned to sew about 12 years ago when I worked at a factory that made fire gear and can not thank all of the veteran sewers there enough for teaching me how to sew pockets. I also was in charge of creating patterns for each jacket and pants that needed to be created. This position helped me to understand how pieces of clothing is constructed which has indeed helped me today with my creations.

I started making childrens items over a year ago when I was pregnant with my first child Bane and made all of his nursery decor - a monster theme with primary colors. I created a prayer flag for his room for a fibers art class I had in college and a classmate suggested I should start marketing them and sell that's what got me started on etsy!

My Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Visual Arts Administration with a minor in Graphic Design also help the creations flow.

Some very cute things from Amy's shop: fAveritte creations on Etsy:

{Best Friend Pillows}
How adorable are these? The perfect Christmas present for best friends!

{Superhero Pillows}
Ok, seriously... what kid wouldn't want a Superhero pillow? I love how cute these are! Quirky & different, bright & colorful. You just have to smile when you see them!!

{Tooth Fairy Pillow}
I picked the pink one but there are all sorts of these adorable tooth fairy pillows. Hang them on the door and the tooth fairy leaves a little extra something in it at night. Love it!

How can you not love all the colors, patterns, shapes? Just adorable!!
And now... Amy has graciously agreed to a $15 gift certificate giveaway for one of my lucky blog readers!
WOOHOO! I'm jealous of ya's!

Please leave {one} comment for each to enter:
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Please note: This giveaway is only open to U.S. Residents.

Giveaway will end on 12/2/2011.
Winner will be notified by e-mail so please be sure to leave a valid e-mail address!

If you have any questions about this giveaway, please feel free to e-mail me at .

Thank you & GOOD LUCK!

Do you have a product you'd like me to review or would you like to offer a giveaway on my blog featuring YOUR etsy shop? Please contact me for more details!!

My Sister ♥

Do I love having a Sister? YES, I love having a Sister.
If you would have asked me about that when I was a child or pre-teen or teen, I may have told you to get lost. I can remember our fights, arguing, daring each other to cross over a line in our shared bedroom. (Which I am sure to be paid back for very soon with my very own daughters. Yay!). But now, now I can't imagine her not being in my life. I love her dearly along with her 2 beautiful children & her wonderful husband.

I got the honor of taking pictures of them last week. Her daughter was a little moody (she's a girl!) who wanted no part of it. But she warmed right up and I had a ton of fun with them!

I will try not to put you in a picture daze.

and then, she {snapped}

and my favorite picture of the entire day
 that still cracks me up when I look at it....

{SHOW OFF YOUR SHOT - this is my shot I'm showing off!!}
ahahaha!!! ♥

Thank you Sister for being so awesome. Love you!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Wordish Wednesday :: Katie & Terry

It was a pretty fun filled weekend!
I had Friday off for Veteran's Day --- hooooray! I got to take some awesome pictures of my Sister & her Family (will share them tomorrow!). Saturday we had a wedding to attend of two very dear friends. ♥ Sunday was chilling out, watching those Dallas Cowboys kick some BOOTAY!

Katie looked SO beautiful in her wedding dress. Everything was just perfect. I am so happy they had a beautiful wedding day! I didn't snap LOTS of pictures but the few I got doesn't really do justice as to how pretty the bride (&groom) looked.

Congratulations Terry & Katie!!

The adorable little flower girl.

Trying to get the flower girl & ring bearer to go down the aisle. lol!!

My beautiful friend, Laurie ~ Matron of Honor.

Here comes the bride....

Kissy Kissy!

The New Mr. & Mrs. ♥

So, so happy for them!! Everything was just beautiful!!